25 things that are only normal in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is more than just a clump of peninsula towns along the Gulf of Mexico, it's also home to our many quirks and eccentricities, and really that's what makes this region so unique.  So, while some of these things and sayings might be odd to outsiders, they're also what make Tampa Bay, well, Tampa Bay.
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Scalloping season is a legitimate holiday
Up north they have deer season, down here we take our kids out of school to hunt for clams.
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Scalloping season is a legitimate holiday

Up north they have deer season, down here we take our kids out of school to hunt for clams.
Knowingly overpaying for a house in a flood zone
"Yeah, kayaking to my car is bad but the neighborhood is fantastic."
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Knowingly overpaying for a house in a flood zone

"Yeah, kayaking to my car is bad but the neighborhood is fantastic."
Local lawyers comparing the size of their, err, law firms
Clearly they're not compensating for anything whatsoever.
Photo by Colin Wolf

Local lawyers comparing the size of their, err, law firms

Clearly they're not compensating for anything whatsoever.
Loving, and also hating MidFlorida Credit Amphitheatre
Come from the great show, stay for the never ending traffic line on the way out.
Photo via MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre/Facebook

Loving, and also hating MidFlorida Credit Amphitheatre

Come from the great show, stay for the never ending traffic line on the way out.
Constantly pointing out the differences between the Gulf, the Bay and ocean
That's not the ocean, it's Hillsborough Bay, you dunce.
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Constantly pointing out the differences between the Gulf, the Bay and ocean

That's not the ocean, it's Hillsborough Bay, you dunce.

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